So next month is bleedin' packed. Given that we've got both the new Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite leading the charge of March, that's making the prospect of people buying either of the PS3/360's respective GOW acronymed exclusive prequels all the more unlikely.
Given the strange series of similarities between the two lesser enthusiastic releases, though, I figured I'd make a poll about them to see if anyone least around here is all too interested in at least one of 'em, let alone both. Between the two, I have to imagine that people are somewhat warmer overall towards Judgment. Which includes me! I am so pervasively excited for Judgment's release whereas Ascension definitely looks incredibly tired and unwelcome. I'm a fan of God of War, but they've pretty much stayed on the same page for five games now. Gears of War has always played rather similar across each new game, too but they still grow in some key areas and change things up, especially when it comes to the multiplayer.
And Judgment is no exception! With so many multiplayer alterations being made--some understandable, some less so--a campaign that's to be fitted with a L4D AI director derivative, and, for as much I know a lot of people around these parts dislike him (though he has his defenders!), a new prequel being lead by Baird and Cole adds another bullet point for me personally as to why I'm looking forward to Judgment.
Ascension's adding multiplayer, though, and... well, that's about it. And multiplayer isn't exactly what a lot of people were clamouring for in a new God of War game no doubt. Besides that the campaign is looking to be completely unnecessary in the grand scheme, too. It's (yet another) prequel, but one where Kratos is still the ghost of sparta, he's still using those fucking blades of his, and his family's still dead. I would have actually been rather excited if this game would star a story that would lead up to Kratos inevitably massacring his family and becoming the Kratos we all know. But as it is, it's all looking like a big blood-soaked case of deja-vue. I am curious to see how it turns out, though, and it's certainly on my ''maybe'' list where I'll probably get it down the line once it goes through a price cut.
They're both going to be well made games, though, there's very little doubt about that. But Judgment, for as unnecessary as it may appear, still thoroughly justifies its existence more so than Ascension does in any case. I'll be getting that sucker day 1 anywhoo, so feel free to add moi on XBLM! Gamertag is BrianMcIrish. It was initially DayLiam, but... well, passwords and secondary emails have been forgotten so besides for offline play, it's pretty much a dead account. Plus setting up a new profile gifts me with like a month's worth of Gold so, whoopee!..
i'll be picking up gears. i kinda love gears, plus im pretty good at it *pats self on back*.
i know they're changing a ton of shit in it, but i'm not mad, i dont really understand people who get super pissy that a sequel (or in this case a prequel) is changing stuff. if i wanted to keep playing gears 3 i'd be playing gears 3.
bioshock infinite is the game i'll be waiting for reviews to get. pure single player games like that i wanna know its good before investing in it, cus it doesnt have that "messing around in multiplayer" added value.
@clonedzero: I'm a little hesitant about BioShock Infinite, too. But that's purely because I'm much more cautious about how a console port is going to turn out. I was burned awfully hard by Far Cry 3's mess of a PS3 version... That's also the reason why I'm holding off on Tomb Raider, which otherwise looks pretty great imo.
And Gears! I love Gears, too! I'm not very good at the multiplayer, though, but that's admittedly because I played so damn little of it. That's also why I'm a little excited to dig into Judgment; it'll be the first Gears game I get at launch so I can hopefully jump in with a load of fellow new players. I'll be on a more even playing field, much more so than, say, jumping into Gears 3 competitive like a year in.
I'm good at leaving the God of War series at III. Especially since my fill of that type of game is coming from DmC and MGR.
Gears at least has awesome TPS mechanics behind it, and I'm at least a little curious to see what People Can Fly does with it
I'm very unlikely to get either. I never cared at all for Gears of War and i sold my 360 last year so that take care of that.
I'm most likely done with God of War at this point. I have all the games except for Ghost of Sparta and will pick that one up if i ever need a God of War fix.
If i do go back to playing my PS3 regularly before the PS4 launches i'm more interested in picking Killzone 3 and InFamous 2 than another God of War prequel.
Still with a big enough price drop who knows. The chance is closer to none than slim but never say never.
God of War: Ascension is 100% yes. Love this series too much to miss the release of a sequel. The MP probably isn't for me but as long as the campaign is more than a few hours I'm happy.
Gears of War: Judgement will be purchased as long as the changes aren't shitty enough to turn my friends away. Gears 3 kind of killed my hype so I'll probably not be too butthurt from any further changes made since the first 2 games.
I thought God of War got kinda boring by the middle of the second game and I think Gears 3 really rounded that story out - as for gameplay I also had enough of that specific cover based wall bouncing to last me a while and am not really interested in the competitive multiplayer side of it.
I WILL be picking up Tomb Raider though.
I'm a pretty big fan of the God of War series, the first game being one of my favorite games of all time. That being said, I haven't actually played any of the games past God of War 2 so I will probably buy Ascension once I catch up on the series.
Both games would take a back seat to Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider for me. That said I'm kinda interested in how Ascension rates. I know not a lot of people asked for a multiplayer God of War, but sometimes the best things are things we didn't think we wanted. It could be really cool, and if it works would be a really unique experience on consoles at least. Judgement seems like more of the same, but thats ok because Gears usually delivers.
I use to be a huge fan of both game series, for some reason though I'm feeling a lot of franchise fatigue on any game series that has gone beyond 3. It has to be psychological though cause I loved aC up until 3, I was bummed that they announced another Mass Effect even though I loved 3, and now with the GoWs I'm just feeling completely empty about them. I wouldn't have even given a second thought of them if another one wasn't coming out.
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